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Ginger vs Chayote - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ginger and Chayote

  • Ginger is higher in Copper, Potassium, Magnesium and Vitamin B6, yet Chayote is higher in Folate.
  • Chayote covers your daily Folate needs 21% more than Ginger.
  • Ginger contains 4 times more Magnesium than Chayote. While Ginger contains 43mg of Magnesium, Chayote contains only 12mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Ginger root, raw and Chayote, fruit, raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Ginger
5
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Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +232%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +83.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 23% 5% 37% 31% 76% 10% 15% 2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 13% 6% 12% 9% 41% 21% 8% 1%
Contains more Iron +76.5%
Contains more Potassium +232%
Contains more Magnesium +258.3%
Contains more Copper +83.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.9%
Contains more Zinc +117.6%
Contains less Sodium -84.6%
Equal in Calcium - 17

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Ginger
4
:
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +745.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 17% 0% 6% 0% 7% 8% 15% 13% 37% 0% 1% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 0% 3% 0% 7% 7% 9% 15% 18% 0% 11% 70%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +4000%
Contains more Folate +745.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.025

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
9
Ginger
14
Chayote
Mineral Summary Score
24
Ginger
13
Chayote

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
11%
Ginger
5%
Chayote
Carbohydrates
18%
Ginger
5%
Chayote
Fats
3%
Ginger
1%
Chayote

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Ginger Chayote
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ginger Chayote
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Ginger
Ginger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Ginger
Ginger is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sugars (difference - 0.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chayote
Chayote contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.175g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chayote
Chayote is lower in glycemic index (difference - 15)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Ginger Chayote Opinion
Calories 80 19 Ginger
Protein 1.82 0.82 Ginger
Fats 0.75 0.13 Ginger
Vitamin C 5 7.7 Chayote
Carbs 17.77 4.51 Ginger
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.6 0.34 Ginger
Calcium 16 17 Chayote
Potassium 415 125 Ginger
Magnesium 43 12 Ginger
Sugars 1.7 1.66 Chayote
Fiber 2 1.7 Ginger
Copper 0.226 0.123 Ginger
Zinc 0.34 0.74 Chayote
Starch
Phosphorus 34 18 Ginger
Sodium 13 2 Chayote
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.26 0.12 Ginger
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.025 0.025
Vitamin B2 0.034 0.029 Ginger
Vitamin B3 0.75 0.47 Ginger
Vitamin B5 0.203 0.249 Chayote
Vitamin B6 0.16 0.076 Ginger
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 0.1 4.1 Chayote
Folate 11 93 Chayote
Trans Fat 0 0
Saturated Fat 0.203 0.028 Chayote
Monounsaturated Fat 0.154 0.01 Ginger
Polyunsaturated fat 0.154 0.057 Ginger
Tryptophan 0.012 0.011 Ginger
Threonine 0.036 0.04 Chayote
Isoleucine 0.051 0.044 Ginger
Leucine 0.074 0.077 Chayote
Lysine 0.057 0.039 Ginger
Methionine 0.013 0.001 Ginger
Phenylalanine 0.045 0.047 Chayote
Valine 0.073 0.063 Ginger
Histidine 0.03 0.015 Ginger
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ginger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169231/nutrients
  2. Chayote - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170402/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.